John Reid has insisted he will not quit over the problems at the Home Office, and will instead stay to deal with what are likely to be further scandals in the future.
Tony Blair has rejected suggestions that his authority is waning in his last few months as prime minister, insisting he wants to "finish what I've started" before he quits.
A new poll revealing young Muslims are more radical than their parents shows the "failure of multiculturalism" over the past 20 years, the Conservative leader has said.
Government divisions over gay adoption spread to the Conservatives as David Davis said Catholic agencies should not have to help gay couples adopt a child.
Those wanting sharia law in Britain are the "mirror image" of the British National Party (BNP) in seeking to draw lines between "them" and us", David Cameron has warned.
Tony Blair has confirmed Catholic adoption agencies will not be exempt from new gay equality legislation, saying there was "no place" for discrimination in Britain.